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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials

  • Title: J.P. Sanders Sermons
    Identifier/Call Number: 0059
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.21 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1986
    Abstract: The collection includes audiocassettes of sermons given by J.P. Sanders from 1973 to 1986 at the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, and Conejo Valley Church of Christ in Thousand Oaks, California.
    Creator: Sanders, J. P. (Joel Pilant), 1906-

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/audiocassette# or item name], J.P. Sanders Sermons, Collection no. 0059, Churches of Christ Heritage Center, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Biographical note

    Joel Pliant (J.P.) Sanders was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1906. He received a bachelor of science from Texas Christian University in 1927, a bachelor of divinity from Vanderbilt University in 1931, and a PhD from the University of Southern California.
    Upon completion of his doctoral program, Sanders took a part-time teaching position at David Lipscomb College. During this time, he also served as a minister for various churches in the area including the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Sherman, Texas.
    In 1938, Sanders and M. Norvel Young started the publication 20th Century Christian. Sanders served as founding editor of the publication. Today, the publication is called 21st Century Christian.
    In 1939, Sanders accepted the position of chairman of the religion department at Pepperdine College. While at Pepperdine, Sanders met and married Gloria Millay in 1941. In 1942, the couple moved to Nashville, where Sanders assumed the role of academic dean at David Lipscomb College. In 1957, Sanders' longtime friend, M. Norvel Young, became the president of Pepperdine College and asked Sanders to return to Pepperdine to serve as dean, which Sanders accepted.
    In 1970, Sanders left Pepperdine for the chance to serve as executive vice president of Columbia Christian College (now Cascade College) in Portland, Oregon. After four years, he moved to the role of president of the college. In 1982, Sanders left his position to return to Pepperdine to serve as a professor in the religion division. Sanders also resumed his role as a minister preaching at Conejo Valley Church of Christ in Thousand Oaks, California.
    At the age of 81, Sanders retired from his duties and settled in Nevada. On October 30, 2002, Sanders passed away at the age of 96 in Reno, Nevada.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes audiocassettes of sermons given by J.P. Sanders from 1973 to 1986 at the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee, and Conejo Valley Church of Christ in Thousand Oaks, California.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized in chronological order.

    Related Archival Materials

    Morris M. Womack research materials on J.P. Sanders, 0061, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Conejo Valley Church of Christ,Thousand Oaks, Calif.
    Hillsboro Church of Christ, Nashville, Tenn.
    Sanders, J. P. (Joel Pilant), 1906-
    Audiocassettes
    Churches of Christ--History--20th century
    Sermons, American--20th century